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Health insurance first aid kit

Our Health insurance first aid kit give you the facts about private medical insurance so you can make an informed choice when you compare health insurance policies and providers.

Company health insurance

With personal health becoming more and more of an issue, what can employers do to help their employees? A company health insurance policy could be just the answer.

Company health insurance »

Dental insurance

Dental insurance plans can vary considerably in the cover they offer - make sure you know how to compare the cost of safeguarding your smile.

Dental insurance »

Family health insurance

Find out whether it's cost-effective to insure your entire family's health on one policy and how to buy cover.

Family health insurance »

Health insurance for self-employed people

Self-employed people need to protect their health to safeguard their income. Health insurance can help freelancers access fast, reliable healthcare.

Health insurance for self-employed people »

Health insurance with cancer cover

A cancer diagnosis can be devastating, but won’t necessarily trigger a significant financial burden if you already have a health insurance policy.

Health insurance with cancer cover »

Health insurance for smokers

Smokers have a much greater risk of developing health issues, so most insurers will increase premiums for anyone who smokes.

Health insurance for smokers »

Heart conditions and insurance

A heart condition may affect the validity and premiums of all your insurance policies, including travel, car and health insurance.

Heart conditions and insurance »

How being healthy affects premiums

Did you know that a cleaner lifestyle could lead to a reduction in the cost of your premiums?

How being healthy affects premiums »

How smoking and vaping impacts health insurance costs

Smoking and vaping can increase the costs of an insurance policy, but those costs could be reduced after 12 months if the applicant can ditch the habit.

How smoking and vaping impacts health insurance costs »

Insurance for disabled people

If you have a disability or you become disabled, you might benefit from health insurance, critical illness and income protection policies you hold.

Insurance for disabled people »

Insuring for long-term care

Long-term care policies are few and far between, but savers are investing elsewhere to protect their wealth and ensure comprehensive care later in life.

Insuring for long-term care »

International health insurance

If you’re working or living abroad you’ll want peace of mind that if you or your family get ill, or have an accident, that you have access to medical treatment.

International health insurance »

Maternity care and health insurance

Your health insurance policy may provide financial support during pregnancy, labour and after your baby is born.

Maternity care and health insurance »

Mental health and insurance

If you’ve experienced a mental illness like depression or bipolar disorder, you may have to disclose it to insurers. Find out if you’re affected and the laws that protect you.

Mental health and insurance »

Private healthcare

Find out more about private healthcare, including what it covers, the advantages and disadvantages and how health insurance can help with the cost.

Private healthcare »

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Bill of Health

For 2017/18, NHS England expect to spend approximately £123.7bn looking after our health. Do you know how much you've contributed, and how much you've cost the NHS so far?

Bill of Health »

Cancer treatment and insurance

If you’re undergoing treatment for cancer, you may have to disclose it to insurers and other financial providers. Here we've summarised everything you need to know.

Cancer treatment and insurance »

Claims and Underwriting Exchange database (Cue)

Find out all about the Claims and Underwriting Exchange database (Cue) and how it could impact on your search for health insurance.

Claims and Underwriting Exchange database (Cue) »

Counting calories

At Gocompare.com, working with registered dietitian Nichola Whitehead, we’ve tried to uncover what a healthy balanced diet actually looks like, and explain why you shouldn’t rely on counting calories alone.

Counting calories »

Financial guidance and advice

Do you know the difference between financial guidance and advice? Or how to find an independent adviser? Find out more...

Financial guidance and advice »

Healthcare cash plans

Healthcare cash plans are different to life insurance. Find out what they pay for and whether they're the right option for you.

Healthcare cash plans »

Making a will

Our guide to making a will can help you with all aspects of writing a will, including how to approach it and whether you need professional advice.

Making a will »

High risk life protection policies

If you're considered a high risk by insurers, arranging life protection and insurance policies can be more expensive - find out more about keeping down the costs.

High risk life protection policies »

Insurers' access to medical records

Learn about the sort of access to your medical records insurers may request when you apply for policies like life insurance and health insurance.

Insurers' access to medical records »

Insurance protection for individual sports and hobbies

Both professional and occasional sportspeople need to think about the insurance cover they need for their person, equipment and dependants. Team members should consider insurance for sports clubs and players.

Insurance protection for individual sports and hobbies »

Life protection policies for older people

If you're aged 50 and above, read more about some of the life protection and insurance options you may want to consider.

Life protection policies for older people »

Terminal illness cover

Terminal illness cover is included on many life insurance policies. It's important to know how it works as it may not offer all the cover you expect...

Terminal illness cover »

Waiver of premium

Find out more about waiver of premium clauses and why they may be worth considering on health insurance policies and other financial products.

Waiver of premium »

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